Justice For All Malaysia

Totally unnecessary on the part of the police

Posted on: July 13, 2008

Let the people at least reach the gates of Parliament without much hassle. Let the people carry on their lives on Monday as they see fit!
The Parliament is where the Dewan Rakyat is. The Hall of the People. The people should be free to watch and listen to debates of those they have elected.

Uh-huh…DSAI will also be attending Monday…

Roadblocks set up amid protest fears
Jul 13, 08 2:30pm Malaysiakini.com

Police have put up roadblocks in Kuala Lumpur as they brace for protests ahead of a possible debate of no confidence in Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi tomorrow.

The opposition called on Friday for the debate after Abdullah said he would remain in office until 2010 despite his party’s drubbing in March elections.

The parliament speaker will decide on Monday whether to allow the debate to go ahead.

Police said several roads leading to the parliament building would be sealed off tomorrow and urged people not to protest, although PKR has denied today it had called for any demonstrations. All police leave has also been cancelled.

federal territory round table retrieat 170408 tian chua”The government is paranoid. We just called our supporters to witness the debate, but authorities think it will be a mass gathering. There is no need for the roadblocks,” said Tian Chua, information chief.

Two rebel MPs to back motion

Two rebel lawmakers from Abdullah’s ruling BN coalition have vowed to back the opposition debate.

Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) parliamentarians Eric Enchin Majimbun and Chua Soon Bui have pledged their vote for an opposition motion of no-confidence against Abdullah.

The embattled prime minister, fearing that his deputy Najib Razak would challenge him at the party polls in December, has announced last week that he would be retiring in two years.

The BN coalition has ruled Malaysia since independence in 1957 but its popularity has fallen due to political scandals and a recent sharp increase in fuel prices.

In the March polls, the opposition alliance won a record number of 82 seats in the 222-seat lower house of parliament.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim – who has said he has the numbers to oust the government with the help of defecting lawmakers – has promised to slash fuel prices if he comes to power.

The opposition alliance needs an additional 30 seats to win a simple majority and form the new government.


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To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of people - Emily Cox

Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

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